stepped line

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Noun1.stepped line - a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
headline, newspaper headline - the heading or caption of a newspaper article
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In "View by Color-Photography on a Commercial Calendar," Williams employs the triadic, stepped line which he developed during the early drafts of Paterson; this innovation was meant to create a cadence attuned to the rhythms of American life and speech.